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United States of America v. Steven Lawrence Forcum Northern District of Texas Seal - Lubbock, Texas

Lubbock, TX - Lubbock Man Involved in Furanyl Fentanyl Distribution Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

A Lubbock, Texas, man, Steven Lawrence Forcum, 32, appeared on February 1, 2018 before U.S. Magistrate Judge D. Gordon Bryant Jr. and pleaded guilty to a federal offense stemming from his role in a large-scale furanyl fentanyl distribution conspiracy.

Forcum pleaded... More...
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United States of America v. Sowrabh Sharma District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Owner Of Information Technology Companies Admits Visa Fraud And Tax Crimes

An owner of two IT staffing and consulting companies on February 1, 2018 admitted using phony documents to fraudulently obtain H1-B visas for foreign workers and submitting false tax returns.

Sowrabh Sharma, 33, of New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark fed... More...
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United States of America v. Michael Pilate District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Camden, NJ - Pleasantville Guidance Counselor Admits Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting State Health Benefits Programs

A guidance counselor with the Pleasantville public school district today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of over $3 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Crai... More...
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Nutrition Distribution, LLC v. Southern Sarms, Inc.

Code of Civil Procedure section 128.51
authorizes a trial
court to award sanctions for bad faith actions or tactics that are
frivolous or solely intended to cause delay. Pursuant to former
subdivision (f) of section 128.5, effective from January 1, 2015
until amended by urgency legislation enacted August 7, 2017
(former subdivision (f)), any such sanctions had to be imposed... More...
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United States of America v. Vionel Rondon Cortorreal District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Trenton, NJ - Bronx Man Admits Transporting Multiple Kilograms Of Heroin As Part Of A Cross-Country Drug Distribution Conspiracy

A Bronx, New York, man who was arrested in Warren County on Christmas Eve in 2014 while transporting 15 kilograms of heroin pleaded guilty on January 31, 2018 in Trenton federal court.

Vionel Rondon Cortorreal, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Ju... More...
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United States of America v. Abdulrasheed Yusuf District of New Jersey Federal Courthouses

Newark, NJ - Man Admits Role In Identity Theft And Wire Fraud Conspiracy

A Georgia man on January 31`, 2018 admitted using fake driver’s licenses in order to obtain checks issued in response to false statements and representations.

Abdulrasheed Yusuf, 29, of Lilburn, Georgia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information c... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Tonnako Anthony Carl Miller, Jaydon J. Harring, a/k/a Jaydon Herring, a/k/a Gottie, Marquis Houston, and Chase Allen Bridges MoreLaw Suites 406 South Boulder and 624 South Denver 918-582-3993 or Info@morelaw.com

Tulsa, OK - The State of Oklahoma chrged Tonnako Anthony Carl Miller, Jaydon J. Harring, a/k/a Jaydon Herring, a/k/a Gottie, Marquis Houston, and Chase Allen Bridges with:

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, FELONY MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 05/18/2017
Party Name Disposition Information
MILLER, TONNAKO ANTHONY CARL
HARRING, JA... More...
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James Smith, Sr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Middle District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Tampa, Florida

This is an Engle progeny case1 brought by plaintiff James Smith, Sr. against defendant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (“Defendant”) to recover damages based on the death of his wife, Wanette Smith, from tobacco-related diseases caused by Mrs. Smith’s decades-long history of smoking Defendant’s cigarettes. We face only one issue:2 whether the district court should have reduced the jury’s compensatory da... More...   $0 (01-31-2018 - FL)

Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher v. Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners, LLC, MD Helicopters, Inc., Norbert Vergez Northern District of Alabama Federal Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Relators Philip Marsteller and Robert Swisher brought this action against
their former employer, MD Helicopters (“MD”), and codefendants Patriarch
Partners (“Patriarch”), Lynn Tilton, and Colonel Norbert Vergez, under the qui tam
provision of the False Claims Act (“FCA” or “Act”), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–30.1 The
allegations of the complaint concern a series of contracts between the Unit... More...
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State of Indiana v. Kevin Campbell Porter County Courthouse - Valparaiso, Indiana

Valparaiso, IN - Jury Convicts Ex-Cop Of Murder Of Ex-Girlfriend

The State of Indiana charged former police office Kevin Campbell, 33, with first-degree murder for killing Tiara Thomas, 30, who was shot to death on November 18, 2015.

Defendant denied that he committed the crime and pointed out that there were no eye witnesses and no evidence that he was ever in the vitim's apartm... More...
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State of Oklahoma v. Nathan Simmons and Emmitt G. Sam Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano 219 South Cheyenne 918-592-5151

Tulsa, OK - Defendant Sentenced To 63 Years' In Prison For Murder

Count # 1. Count as Filed: HM11, MURDER - FIRST DEGREE, in violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
Date of Offense: 06/25/2016
Party Name Disposition Information
SAM, EMMITT G Disposed: CONVICTION, 11/21/2017. Jury Trial
Count as Disposed: MURDER - FIRST DEGREE(HM11)
Violation of 21 O.S. 701.7
SIMMONS, NATH... More...
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MARBEL MENDOZA vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

We have for review Marbel Mendoza’s appeal of the circuit court’s order
denying Mendoza’s motion filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure
3.851. This Court has jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const.
Mendoza’s motion sought relief pursuant to the United States Supreme
Court’s decision in Hurst v. Florida, 136 S. Ct. 616 (2016), and our decision on
... More...
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THOMAS LEE GUDINAS vs. STATE OF FLORIDA

We have for review Thomas Lee Gudinas’s appeal of the circuit court’s
order denying Gudinas’s motion filed pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal
Procedure 3.851. This Court has jurisdiction. See art. V, § 3(b)(1), Fla. Const.
Gudinas’s motion sought relief pursuant to the United States Supreme
Court’s decision in Hurst v. Florida, 136 S. Ct. 616 (2016), and our decision on <... More...
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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA v. ARMOND DEVEGA

On 17 November 2008, a Wake County Grand Jury indicted Defendant for two
counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, and nine
counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. After considering several pre-trial
motions, the Wake County Superior Court called Defendant’s case for trial on 24
February 2014. The State called over ninety witnesses. The fo... More...
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Adrian J. Lee; Angela Lynn Noyes Lee v. Scott J. McCardle District of Utah Federal Courthouse - Salt Lake City, Utah

Plaintiffs Adrian and Angela Lee1 asked the bankruptcy court to declare that
the automatic stay in Adam and Jennifer Peeples’ bankruptcy case applies to a
separate lawsuit Adrian Lee filed in state court against defendant Scott McCardle.
The Lees also asserted that the automatic stay prevented McCardle from collecting
attorney’s fees levied against Adrian Lee in that state-court la... More...
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Estate of Vera Cummings v. Community Health Systems, Inc. District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is the second appeal in this litigation to come before this court. The first
appeal involved claims by the estate of Vera Cummings (the Estate) against Community
Health Systems, Inc. (CHSI) under state law, against the United States under the Federal
Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and against Mountain View Regional Medical Center
(Mountain View) under state law. We disposed of the ap... More...
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Leonid Goncharov v. UBER Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiffs Leonid Goncharov, Mohammed Eddine, Alan Freberg, Trevor Johnson,
Peter Kirby, and Jeremy Watt filed a putative class action lawsuit against Uber
Technologies, Inc. (Uber) for providing unlicensed transportation services that
appropriated passengers and income from licensed taxicab drivers. In the second
amended complaint (SAC), plaintiffs alleged Uber failed to comply wi... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRETT M. MEDDOCK

Defendant-appellant Brett M. Meddock appeals his conviction and sentence
for one count of murder, in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), an unclassified felony; one count


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of involuntary manslaughter, in violation of R.C. 2903.04(A), a felony of the first degree;
one count of felonious assault, in violation of 2903.11(A)(1), a felony of the second
degree; one coun... More...
   $0 (01-29-2018 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. DEONTE L. GAUSE

On January 24, 2017, the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned an
indictment charging Gause with single counts of carrying concealed weapons in violation
of R.C. 2923.12(A), improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle in violation of R.C.
2923.16(B), and having weapons while under disability in violation of R.C. 2923.13(A)(2).
The charge of having weapons while under disability... More...
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Keith Cornwell v. State of Indiana Man stabbed more than 70 times by roommates for ‘snitching’

In August 2015, eighteen-year-old Cornwell, Caleb Bixler (“Bixler”), eighteen
year-old John Murphy (“Murphy”), and Ron Trahan (“Trahan”) lived together
in a rooming house on the eastside of Indianapolis. In the early morning hours
of Thursday, August 13, Cornwell, Bixler, and Trahan left the house together.
Cornwell and Bixler returned to the house at approximately 5:00 a.m. w... More...
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The Estate of Chandler J. Barnwell v. Linda Watson, Dr., EdD, Superintendent of the School Board of the Little Rock Independent School District Federal Courthouse Eastern District of Arkansas - Little Rock, Arkansas

After their son tragically committed suicide, the plaintiffs, Michael and Anna
Barnwell, sued the superintendent of their son’s school district, alleging that the
school had discriminated against their son on the basis of disability by failing to
adequately protect him from being bullied by other students. But the district court2
found no evidence to support the Barnwells’ claim, a... More...
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Machavia, Inc. v. County of Los Angeles

Plaintiff and appellant Machavia, Inc. challenges the trial
court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants and
respondents the County of Los Angeles (the County) and John
R. Noguez, in his capacity as Los Angeles County Assessor (the
assessor).
1 Machavia sued the County for a refund of property
taxes on two aircraft. The trial court granted summary
judgment o... More...
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STATE OF IOWA vs. WILLIAM JOSEPH PHIPPS Repeat OWI offender pleads guilty in fatal crash

William Phipps appeals his sentence for (1) operating a motor vehicle while
intoxicated causing death; enhanced for leaving the scene of a motor vehicle
accident resulting in death, in violation of Iowa Code sections 707.6A(1),
321.261(4), and 902.12 (2016), and (2) leaving the scene of an accident resulting
in death, in violation of Iowa Code sections 321.261(4) and 321.263. ... More...
   $0 (01-27-2018 - IA)

STATE OF IOWA vs. ISAIAH THOMAS PAUL MOTHERSHED Isaiah Mothershed sentenced Tuesday morning in shooting of Sioux City police officer

The jury was instructed the State would have to prove the following
elements on the first count of attempted murder:
(1) On or about February 5, 2016, in Woodburry County Iowa, Isaiah Mothershed fired or discharged a firearm, (2) By this action, Isaiah Mothershed expected to set in motion a force or chain of events which would cause or result in the death of Andrea Mann, and (3) When he... More...
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United States of America v. Jerry Ingram Federal Courthouse Western District of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas

Jerry Ingram argues that the district court 1 erred when it revoked his supervised
release by not abating a previously imposed fine and by ordering him to pay that fine
1The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks, United States District Judge for the
Western District of Arkansas.
through the Bureau of Prisons’s Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (“IFRP”).
For the reasons that follow,... More...
   $0 (01-26-2018 - AR)

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